What a fun blast from the past this is. If you go to WPBF.com, you can see former Dancing With The Stars pros Jonathan Roberts And Lacey Schwimmer talk about Ballroom With A Twist-mas. Note how Jonathan has choreographed some of the dances. You can see some of the costumes too. To read more on the show, see The Palmbeach Post. For tickets and all the dates in Decemeber, see The Wick.
What a super interview with Gleb Savchenko and Hot Spots Magazine. He talks on his dancing career, Dancing With The Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, and performing in Ballroom With A Twist-mas In Florida on December 23 – 27th in Florida.
When did you first know that dancing was going to be your career?
When I won my first Russian Championship at the age of 12. I realized that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
Tell us a little bit about Ballroom with a Twist-Mas! How does one combine ballroom dancing and the holidays?
I’m very happy to be a part of the Ballroom with a Twist-Mas! show. It’s currently one of the best American dance theatre shows. People love dancing, especially during the holiday season, and they have a chance to see a dance performance in an intimate theatre with all the world’s best dancers in it.
You’ve competed in a number of Dancing with the Stars franchises, and right now you’re in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. How are you doing? Who is your partner and how well are you getting along?
I’ve been doing DWTS in four different countries. At the moment I’m doing Strictly and I’m paired with a TV presenter, Anita Rani. We are doing very well and at the moment, we’re going through week 10 of the competition. Hope with all the hard work we put in, we will be able to get into the final and maybe win the Mirrorball.
Be sure to read more at Hot Spots Magazine. To read more on Ballroom With A Twist-mas which includes other dates starting on December 10th and also includes performances from Gleb’s wife Elena Samodanova, Tristan MacManus, Chelsie Hightower, and Jonathan Roberts, see The Palmbeach Post. For tickets, see The Wick.
Also, for those living abroad, Gleb’s wife Elena Samodanova is the choreographer for the new Dancing Stars Russia Tour which starts in February. You can read more on it at Dancing Stars Russia. This instagram has some fun teasers too. Beautiful photo of Gleb and Elena above courtesy of Elena’s Instagram.
Ballroom With A Twist-mas In Florida With Tristan MacManus, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Chelsie Hightower, Jonathan Roberts
For those living in Florida or wanting to visit, gear up for a Ballroom With A Twist Christmas show which includes performances from Tristan MacManus, Gleb Savchenko, Elena Samodanova, Chelsie Hightower, and Jonathan Roberts. To read on the show, see The Palmbeach Post. For tickets, see The Wick. Oh, if I only lived closer!!
Thu Dec 10 to Sun Dec 13 – Celebrity Pros: Jonathan Roberts, Lacey Schwimmer
Showtimes: Thu Dec 10 – 7:30PM; Fri Dec 11 – 7:30PM; Sat Dec 12 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Sun Dec 13 – 2PM
Wed Dec 16 to Sun Dec 20 – Celebrity Pros: Jonathan Roberts, Chelsie Hightower
Showtimes: Wed Dec 16 – 2PM; Thu Dec 17 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Fri Dec 18 – 7:30PM; Sat Dec 19 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Sun Dec 20 – 2PM
Wed Dec 23 to Sun Dec 27 – Celebrity Pros: Tristan MacManus Gleb Savchenko and partner Elena Samodanova
Showtimes: Wed Dec 23 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Fri Dec 25 -2PM & 7:30PM; Sat Dec 26 – 2PM & 7:30PM; Sun Dec 27 – 2PM
ETA: Ballroom With A Twist-Mas is also coming to Harford County on December 21 at 7 PM in the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College. Tristan MacManus and Chelsie Hightower will be performing. For ticket information, see this link. Thanks to Claire aka @@clrhmly for the heads up.
Be sure to see Ballroom With A Twist if you can in a city near you! Below is Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower talking all about it…
See Damian Whitewood, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, Oksana Dymetrenko ,Chris Soules In Ballroom With A Twist This Weekend In Harris, Michigan
If you live in the Harris, Michigan area and you want to watch a fun dance show this weekend, check out “Ballroom With A Twist” Friday (tonight) and Saturday to see Damian Whitewood, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, Oksana Dymetrenko ,The Bachelor Chris Soules and more!! Below is a fun video teaser if you click on the link. For TICKETS, see Island Resort and Casino.
Island Resort & Casino, Harris ,MI
Who is coming out to Island Resort Casino in Harris ,MI this Friday and Saturday Sept 18th & 19th to see Damian Whitewood, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower Oksana Dymetrenko ,The Bachelor Chris Soules and this amazing cast tear this stage up!
Posted by Ballroom with a Twist official on Thursday, September 17, 2015
ETA: Here is a segment about it at TV6. They interview the dancers…and check out Damian! I’d love to see him again….
Below is a new interview with Anna Trebunskaya taken backstage at Ballroom With A Twist! Thanks to Jim for the find and Ballroom With A Twist Facebook for posting. Don’t forget to catch the show in Patchogue, NY today with Gilles Marini added to the cast. For tickets, see this link.
Ballroom With A Twist Cast Meets The Cast Of “Ruthless! The Musical”, Photos Of DWTS Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, And More
In more Ballroom With A Twist news, the cast attended the hit off Broadway show “Ruthless! The Musical” while in New York City this week. To view a fun gallery of backstage shots including photos of former Dancing With The Stars pros Chelsie Hightower and Dmitry Chaplin, see BroadwayWorld.com. Ballroom With A Twist producer Scott Stander advises everyone to see this show if you are in New York City. It’s “so much fun”!
The cast of Off-Broadway’s smash hit Ruthless! The Musical met the stars of the live dance sensation BALLROOM WITH A TWIST, which is currently touring the country. And the sparks flew! It was a love-fest for the talented showmen and women after the August 10th performance of RUTHLESS! when the stars of both of both shows mingled and posed for photos.
According to the Greater Patchogue, Gilles Marini has been added to the cast of “Ballroom With A Twist” from Aug. 12 – 16 in Patchogue, NY. You can even meet him…
Not only is Marini part of the cast in the interactive celebration of song and dance called Ballroom with a Twist — which is running from Aug. 12-16 in Patchogue through Gateway Playhouse — attendees might even get to chat or dance with him.
They’d get to meet the other performers at Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts as well.
Those include Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower and others from the show Dancing with the Stars, as well as past participants of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. (See video from Wednesday’s warmups.)
In a pre-opening night interview Wednesday, we asked Marini if he was aware the local ladies had been asking about him.
“Saying like, what? What is he not wearing?” the French model responded.
“I’m very excited to do the show,” Marini continued. “People get involved. It’s not only watching and that’s it. There’s a lot more to it, that’s why we call it Ballroom with a Twist, because we’re making people involved.”
So how would admirers of his work and his, um, ability to shower respond to getting so up close and personal with him?
“I think the response is enjoyment and they realize we are very much human,” he continued. “People see the people from the movie industry or whatever it is, not too accessible, but we all become one. Whenever people come to the show we all become one.”
Here we are again!! It’s about that time of year, folks.
And, as usual, the pros that I don’t want to be in, are already in. Or in Derek’s case….mostly in. 🙂 He’s been telling fans in Meet and Greets that he’s likely going to be on but doesn’t want to confirm in case something happens to change that. DWTSGossip says that he did indeed say yes to this season – but as she correctly pointed out, he’s said no before and it turned into a yes. But, this is Derek’s life right now (many, MANY irons in the fire) – he’s not doing it for PR, he just doesn’t know what’s going to happen. Drives me crazy. 🙂 I’ll be writing a blog soon on PureDerekHough.com about my Meet and Greet and how he answered a particular question I asked him that bodes very well for his future.
Val has also said he’ll be back and, as reigning champ, that’s no surprise. He also doesn’t seem to have the options that Derek does. I also will be curious to see how much they pimp and manipulate for him and his partner, now that he actually has a MBT. This could be one of the more interesting things about this season – if their behavior toward him changes, now that it’s mission accomplished. Someone please explain to me why Sharna or Emma don’t get the pimpage treatment?? Their social media accounts can’t touch the men’s, but still.
What about Mark? I expect him back as it helps his music career, and now his studio, for him to be on the show. I think it’s about time for him to have another shot at the MBT again – it’s not like he’s been handed ringers the past couple seasons (unlike some), he’s just been surprised and fortunate, like Derek has in the past. But I haven’t seen any talk from him on the matter. Read more..
Olympic Skating Medalist Nancy Kerrigan Visits Ballroom With A Twist At The North Shore Theatre- HQ Photos
It must have been so cool to have Olympic Skating Medalist Nancy Kerrigan attend Ballroom With A Twist and visit with the cast. You can view some high quality shots below courtesy of Producer Scott Stander (click on them to see them in their full size). Thanks Scott! Beautiful!! I wish Nancy would do Dancing With The Stars. Have you seen Ballroom With A Twist yet? If not, be sure you do. The show is going to Texas and New York state next. For tickets, see this link.